Developments in genomic science are disproportionately in advance of their translational clinical application. Multidisciplinary clinics are proposed to overcome this1 in many medical fields.2 This is especially so in nephrology, which is typified by significant community disease burden3 and heritability.4 Several renal genetics clinics (RGCs) operate overseas, although their models and outcomes are largely unreported. The first multidisciplinary RGC in Australasia commenced at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in August 2013, involving a clinical geneticist, nephrologist, genetic counsellor, and ancillary clinical and diagnostic services. The departments of clinical genetics and nephrology jointly operate the RGC. The clinical geneticist and nephrologist see families in the same appointment, maximising use of time. In this article, we report this clinical service’s initial outcomes and model for mainstreaming genetic medicine.
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